Memphis Depay completes Barcelona transfer as ex-Man Utd winger links up with Dutch boss Ronald Koeman

BARCELONA have officially announced the signing of Memphis Depay.

The Dutchman, 27, had been strongly linked with a move to Catalonia for the last 12 months, since his former national team boss Ronald Koeman took the reins.

After allowing his Lyon contract to run down, the former Manchester United ace moves to Barca on a free transfer.

Memphis is the third free agent to join the LaLiga giants this summer, following in the footsteps of Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia.

The forward has signed a two-year deal with Barcelona.

Depay's move comes as no surprise, with neither party having hidden their admiration for the other.

Currently on international duty with the Netherlands at Euro 2020, Depay admitted that he was keen to play for his former boss again.

He said: "I want to play with Ronald Koeman."

The 58-year-old was similarly open about the interest.

He admitted earlier this week: "I wanted to complete the deal in January and if he comes it is great for us."


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Depay initially burst onto the scene with PSV, scoring 50 goals in 124 appearances for the Dutch side between 2011 and 2015.

A move to Old Trafford followed, although he struggled to make a big impact.

After 53 games and seven goals for United, Memphis was on the move again, joining Lyon in 2017.

The attacker was a man revitalised in France, bagging 76 goals and laying on 55 assists in 178 games for the club – as well as helping them to a Champions League semi-final.

He has also won 66 caps for his country, scoring 27 times – with his most recent strike coming from the penalty spot against Austria at Euro 2020.

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